Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for GONZALO-20
in Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GONZALO-20 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000684
Name GONZALO-20
From - To 21 Jul - 25 Jul
Exposed countries Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 102 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (25 Jul 16:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Trinidad & Tobago)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 102 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 148 km/h 0.5 m 618 mm 0.5
GFS 162 km/h 0.5 m 367 mm 0.5
ECMWF 58 km/h 0.4 m 753 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
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Lesser Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, The Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone GONZALO (ECHO 24 Jul 2020)Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:04

  • Tropical Cyclone GONZALO is  moving west-northwest over the Atlantic Ocean toward the southern Windward Islands (southern Lesser Antilles), in particular toward Barbados, and the Grenadines, as well as toward Trinidad and Tobago. On 24 July, its centre was located offshore, approximately 1,160 km east-southeast of Grenada, and approximately 970 km east-southeast of Barbados, with maximum sustained wind of 95 km/h.
  • GONZALO is forecast to continue west-northwest toward the southern Windward Islands, and it is expected to approach the Grenadines on 26 July, with maximum sustained wind up to 145 km/h. Then it is forecast to move over the central Caribbean Sea on 26-28 July. 
  • Heavy rain, strong wind, and storm surge are forecast over the Grenadines, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago on 25-26 July.
  • NOAA has issued a hurricane watch over the Grenadines, and Barbados, and a tropical storm watch over Tobago.
Lesser Antilles, The Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone GONZALO Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:07

  • A new Tropical Cyclone named GONZALO formed over the Atlantic Ocean on 21 July and started moving west-northwest toward the Windward Islands (southern Lesser Antilles), in particular toward Barbados, the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. On 23 July at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located offshore, approximately 1,700 km east-southeast of Grenada, and approximately 1,480 km east-southeast of Barbados, with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h.
  • GONZALO is forecast to continue moving west-northwest toward the Windward Islands, and it is expected to approach the Grenadines on 25 July in the evening (UTC), with maximum sustained winds up to 140 km/h. Afterthat, it is forecast to continue moving over the Caribbean Sea on 26-27 July.
  • Heavy rainfall, strong winds, and storm surge are forecast over the Grenadines, and Barbados on 25-26 July. NOAA has issued a hurricane watch over this latter island.
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